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This walnut-based raw taco filling is an excellent, hearty topping for raw tacos or a raw taco salad. And it stores in the fridge extremely well for up to 4 days. A food processor is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    4 servings
  • Shelf Life

    4 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. If you are using dry sundried tomatoes, soak your sundried tomatoes for at least one hour. Drain and pat dry before using.  (If your sun-dried tomatoes are packed in oil you don't need to do this.)
  • 2. Simply add all ingredients to the food processor and blend until it become the consistency of the photo above.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This raw taco meat recipe has been an excellent, hearty base and my husband loves it--more than I do, even.

I often spread this recipe on romaine lettuce, and I top it with tomatoes and fresh sprouts. Sprouted adzuki beans go surprisingly well with this recipe. It's a perfect addition to a raw meal because it adds a heartiness and depth that's hard to get on a raw food diet.

I have been a vegetarian since 2001. Once I went vegetarian I immediately replaced meat with soy products.

One of the most difficult parts of my transition to the raw lifestyle has been to give up the soy and tofu products that were staples in my husband's and my diet.

As you can tell by the ingredients, this raw taco meat recipe is quite small. Double up as necessary. I seem to like small recipes because I am thrifty and I want to try a small batch before I invest 2 cups of this or that into a recipe that doesn't turn out well.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Iron, and Vitamin B6.

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Hmmm, smell of sundried tomatoes.... Perhaps you can use the ones that have been soaked in oil first, they don't smell as bad.

Lettuce wraps, very simple. I just lay out a big piece of romaine, fill it up lengthwise, and then close it lengthwise and gobble it up!

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Hi Emmeline, this older video explains it a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrC9UY7SOWU

And here's a wee write-up :) http://therawtarian.com/how-i-became-raw-vegan/

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It was awesome but I hate the smell of sundried tomatoes! Do you have any idea what to do about it? And how do you wrap the lettuce?
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Making this right now and wondering if it would hold up in the freezer? Would love to make a mega-batch and then just pull out as needed? Thanks! :)

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Hi Tobi! I've not tried freezing this recipe yet. Let me know how it turns out if you do freeze it!

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Christa's Review

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I LOVE this recipe and your blog! Keep up the great work! Thank you so much for sharing. I featured a modified version today as I was out of sun-dried tomatoes. My husband LOVED it and declared it a "keeper" : http://www.artisticvegan.com/100-raw-gluten-free-tacos-with-walnut-taco-meat/

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Thanks, Christa! :)

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Would another nut, like almonds or pecans work? I'm allergic to walnuts.

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Hi Dana! Yes, pecans would work totally fine in this recipe instead of walnuts. (No to almonds though - too grainy and not oily enough.)

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Love this recipe! I've had it for dinner twice this week, each time with different dinner mates and both times it was thoroughly enjoyed all around.

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That's awesome, Robin! Gotta love impressing the guests! :)

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I made this the same day as the raw chili - thought I was in heaven! Thank you Laura Jane for all your many trials, so we don't have to.

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((beam)) :)

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just terrific.

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:)

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I make this all the time and add zest of a lemon, a tsp. of coconut sugar, cumin, smoked,chipotle and coriander.

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Mmm, that sounds dee-lish! :)

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Thank you for this recipe. We had it for lunch, it was gorgeous!

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That's great, Kerry! :)

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Can you use the oil from soaking the sun-dried tomatoes for the oil in the recipe?

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Sure Shane!

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This was delicious! Went amazingly well with the sour cream thank you

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Hi Sarah! I'm suddenly craving this, lol.

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Laura-Jane you've done it again! This is absolutely delicious, and so incredibly easy to make! Thank you!

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Thanks, Nicole! Glad you loved this recipe!

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I just made this and it is delish!!!! I had it with cucumber carrot and zucchini. And I've still got heaps left!

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Hi Katie! It keeps really well - great in lettuce wraps or on salads or served inside a hollowed out green bell pepper

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This recipe was amazing and I have been thinking of it frequently the last few days. I made it a couple weeks ago & didn't have any toppings for it but just enjoyed it plain & with lettuce & crackers... sooo delicious! It's easy to take along and seems like it would pair nicely with a few other things. I just want to make it again & eat it with a bunch of tomatoes, corn & lettuce & my own sweet habanero sauce! Yum!

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I agree with you on this one, Rebecca!

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This is soooooo goooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lol so glad you're enjoying, Janice! What'd you eat it with?

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I had salad with mine. It was so good I shared the recipe with my sister in law. Next time I will be eating it with the Savory Crackers, which are also very, very, very good. I'm looking for a Parmesan Cheese recipe to use with some of your wonderful recipes. Your recipes are simple, quick, and so good to the taste. You are so smart. How do you do it. I've been raw only 4 months and sometimes I want to eat some cooked food, then, I try one of your recipes and the thought goes right out of my mind. Thank you so much for keeping my healthy. Janice DeWalt

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For an easy Parmesan cheese recipe : [this is what I make each time, but sadly, I never measure my ingredients, I just eye ball it (this is what's I find so cool with raw recipes, it's really intuitive and fast without having to be to precise)]

I ground some raw, unsoaked almonds in my food processor until a coarse meal, then I add some nutritional yeast and pulse it a little more to combine.
The ratios would be something like 1/2 cup of almonds for maybe 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast. Salt and pepper to taste!
It keeps for ever, but just to be sure I store mine in he fridge.

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Hey, Stefanie, thanks for sharing! New ideas are appreciated!

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Sounds lovely Janice!

Re: Parmesan cheese, I'm not sure if you have a dehydrator, but my version of parmesan cheese is shared in The Rawtarian's Kitchen - but basically, you can make the raw cheese sauce recipe (https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-cheese-sauce) then spread it onto parchment paper thinly and dehydrate for about 7 hours, and then crumble it and it's really tasty, parmesan-cheese style :)

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costellano Huffman's Review

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Great stuff!! Do you soak the walnuts first on use them dry. I have been meatless for about 30 days right after my 38th birthday & loving it. I'm not a great cook, but I want to learn more about how to make simple raw meals. Thanks!!!

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Sounds like you are on a great roll, Costellano!

Soaking is not required in this recipe

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Do you think cashews would work well as a substitute for the walnuts? Unfortunately I am allergic to walnuts, but really want to try this recipe! Thanks!

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Hi Jessica,

In this recipe pecans are the best substitute for walnuts.

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Johnathan's Review

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Just made this! It was quick! I'll be serving it for lunch soon... do you serve it hot or cold?

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Awesome Johnathan! I do it cold

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gloria's Review

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i just got done eating this..let me tell you it was delicious...i made a zucchini boat and filled it with your taco meat,drizzled some of your ranch dressing and enjoyed...it was very tasty but the next time i make it i will make it a little spicier like maybe add some hot peppers...i love spicy ..thank you so much for this recipe...loved it

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Oooooh zucchini boat! #genius

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Becca's Review

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My picture didn't load the first time!

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Nice presentation, Becca! #yum

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Becca's Review

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This is my favorite raw recipe that I've tried! I've been eating raw for a little I've a week now and I know I'll be making this a lot. Love it!

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Awesome Becca :)

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LoneK's Review

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This recipe (as so many others have) surprised me! AWESOME with my corn chips! :) Another fav for my list! :)

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So glad you liked, Lone! It's a handy, versatile one, this one.

And yummy with corn chips!!!!!!!!!! genius. (I've never tried that combo!)

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Loved it! Turned out just right for me. Have a friend who is not vegetarian. She tried it. Says she will make it at home also.

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That's what I call success, Lindi! Way to spread the raw word :)

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How many cups of sun-dried tomatoes equate to 10? I'm using dried cherry tomatoes.

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Hi Dawna! Thanks for this reminder. I am going to change the instructions to make it more clear:

"1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked for at least one hour, preferably a few hours."

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Susie's Review

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My husband and I eat a paleo diet, but I come here often for raw recipes. I am pregnant with our second and have been so nauseas I've had to introduce some bread back into my diet, which my skin reacts horribly too. I made this for breakfast this morning on a piece of romaine and it was just the mild, salty, hearty meal that my sensitive tummy needed. If you're struggling with morning sickness I definitely recommend this!

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Awesome Susie! Glad we were able to fortify you and your little one on the way :)

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OMG! I made these in less than 5 minutes and my family is in LOVE! I happened to have a jar of Trader Joes Julienned packed in oil sundried tomatoes so I used half the jar and omitted the olive oil. I also increased the chili powder to about 1/2 TBLS. Filled a romaine leaf, topped it with avocado slices...... heaven on earth! Thank you!!!!

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Awesome Marilyn! Sounds like a great combo and that you made some really nice tweaks. Well done! And thanks for sharing it with us :)

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I spread this taco meat on almond pulp crackers (the pizza recipe) and I added the cashew sour cream on top. I went nuts! Muy sabroso!
Thank you!!!

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Hi Judith,

Um..... yum!!!!!!!!

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xox Aaris :)

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Jenny Bazan's Review

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I really like this! I thought Taco Bell was one of those things I was going to miss! I didn't quite soak the tomatoes for a full hour. I used 10 pieces, I think they were halves. I forgot to put in the oil. I used a cup total of walnuts, pecans, cashews, and some sunflower seeds, because I didn't have a whole cup of walnuts. I was afraid it was going to taste like ketchup because that's what it smelled like processing. A whole tablespoon of cheap (probably dollar store) chili powder, a couple shakes of Penzey's chipotle pepper. I put it on a soft taco shell (not raw, I know, I'm new to this) with a slice of avocado, and it's AWESOME!

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Hi Jenny, so glad it worked out well for you! The oil is important so that might have made it even better for next time!

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I love your website and this recipe. I'm sorry if this question has previously been asked and answered. How long can this dish be stored if refrigerated?

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Hi Althea, This recipe keeps really really well in the fridge. Probably up to 5 days

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I love this recipe!! I'm going to make it for a "Raw Mexican" food potluck my friends and I are having soon. One friend cannot tolerate nuts, so I'm going to substitute sunflower seeds instead. I know the taste will be different, but hopefully it will still turn out well!

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Hi Adrienne, Sunflower seeds are a good choice for this recipe if you can't do nuts.

 

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My boyfriend is allergic to walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts what can I substitute in your recipes for those?

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Hi Katrina,

1. You may find this podcast helpful: https://www.therawtarian.com/rfp05-nut-substitutions  (you can download it in iTunes - look for "raw food podcast" - episode 5)

2. Generally, these groups of nuts can be substituted for one another:

  • creamy nuts: cashews, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, etc.
  • flour-like nuts: almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, etc.
  • oily nuts: walnuts, pecans, etc.

3. In this recipe, it really does need an oily nut - like pecan or walnut - so best to try a diffferent recipe instead

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Besides walnuts and pecans, what other suggested for this recipe?

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Hi Amber!

Walnuts and pecans are best for this recipe because of their oil content.

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It was awesome but I hate the smell of sundried tomatoes! Do you have any idea what to do about it? And how do you wrap the lettuce?
Thanks!

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Hmmm, smell of sundried tomatoes.... Perhaps you can use the ones that have been soaked in oil first, they don't smell as bad.

Lettuce wraps, very simple. I just lay out a big piece of romaine, fill it up lengthwise, and then close it lengthwise and gobble it up!

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Is it ok to ask why you decided to become a vegetarian?? And then after that a rawtarian?? :-)

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Hi Emmeline, this older video explains it a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrC9UY7SOWU

And here's a wee write-up :) http://therawtarian.com/how-i-became-raw-vegan/

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just made those for fillings on some RAWsome marinated albergine canellonis <3 SO good!
I added some pine nuts and a bit of tahini and garlic to the mix. cant thank you enough <3

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Um.............. Hanna.......... RAWsome marinated albergine canellonis........... recipe NOW PLEASE!

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Dear Laura-Jane.
What a brilliant website you have! I have spent the last two days on it trying to figure out how to get started on the raw journey (after the arrival of my new vitamix :-))

I made cashew milk this morning - yum!!

I have such a basic question that it seems rather silly, but I am reading through the wonderful dinner recipes like taco 'meat' and zucchini pasta and I am very much wondering how you heat these to serve? Or if you do at all? Do you serve heated? If yes, please tell me how?!?!? hahah

Thank you so much and look forward to hearing from you
Harmony

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Hi Harmony, woohoo new Vitamix!

Not a silly question at all. In short, not heated :) But you get used to it, and if it's the right recipe it's not that weird. Seriously!

By the way, you might find becoming a member of www.therawtarian.com/TRK useful - we've got lots of fabulous people in there going raw together starting March 4th. It's fun, and good group support.

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I am definitely going to make this one. I have been searching for a mushroom free version of vegi mince and at last here is one. I can't stand mushrooms :)

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Hi Becky, we all have our detested items. Mine are pears, which people seem to think is weird. But I can't stand 'em! Mushrooms are on my okay book though :)

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My parents came over for dinner and I made these for them to try,they loved them! My super picky meat eating husband loved them too! Soooooo good!

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Hi Gabrielle, keep working your magic! :)

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Hallo!! I was so tired of eating just an apple or just carrots...so I googled raw food recipes and your page came up. I made this dish last week and I just have to tell you... I LOVE IT! Everything about it was delicious!! Thank you so much for this website...so many wonderful choices and they all seem fairly easy (I have a fantastic talent for destroying food in the kitchen). I'm going to try the macaroni and cheese next! THANK YOU SO MUCH! A big hug to you!

-Angel
Frankfurt, Germany

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And hugs to you, Angel! I too have a similar talent, which is why I have to keep things simple lol. Glad to have you here :)

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This is one of my favourite recipes! Thank you! Thank you! I usually have it on a salad:

just on a simple bed of crunchy lettuce with shredded carrots -no dressing - is amazing and quick. The taco meat seasons the salad.

Also super good with tomatoes, avocado, and lime juice added to the salad, and macadamia sour cream if you want to get super fancy :)

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Hi Liz, because I am getting good at this raw food stuff although I have never had carrots with this taco meat recipe I just KNOW that that flavor combo would be AWESOME! In fact, I have always felt that the recipe was missing something, and I think that is IT! I am really looking forward to trying this with shredded carrots, they are going to add a lightness and moisture that was missing. Thank you for writing!

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My sun dried tomatoes are in oil should I skip the soaking part? And how long will the taco mixture keep in the fridge?

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Hi Mary, Since your sundried tomatoes are already soaking in oil then you don't need to soak. This recipe keeps very well in the fridge in a sealed container - probably for 3 days or so.

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Hi I just tried the raw taco meat and it tastes like walnuts with chili seasoning am I doing something wrong?

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Perhaps this recipe just didn't do it for ya in terms of the flavours? I don't soak the walnuts first. Perhaps you needed to add more oil or process longer?

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This was so-so good thank for this,really helps with my began transition. So delicious and reminds me of real taco meat (not that I miss it :)) A++

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Love it Tommy! Curious to know what you served it with?

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This was amazing! I didn't add any oil to keep it light, and it still was so good. I stuffed it inside a red bell pepper for lunch and it was fantastic :)

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Serious perfection. I didn't bother to measure the spices because it's my opinion that a girl cannot have too much spice. :] First time I made it, I used the oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, and it turned out very rich and divine. By the third time, I started adding a whole jalapeno and the regular sun dried tomatoes. Still divine. Soooooooooo much better than TVP, it is really quite incredible. Thank you again for a fantastic recipe!

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I didn't follow the recipe EXACTLY but it eventually came out so good I had to make myself stop eating it. :-) Had it wrapped in lettuce leaves.

This is the second raw recipe I've tried, after trying some raw fettucini alfredo and zucchini noodles. I've been desperately looking for good recipes that didn't have a thousand obscure, expensive ingredients and which would thrill my picky palate. I love this one! Thank you so much!

Is there a way to make "taco meat" without the nuts? They're expensive and I hear they're fatty.

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Hi Shauna! I absolutely love your website, btw! Work your quirk! love it :)

The nuts are integral for the texture of this recipe. And if you pair a smaller amount of taco meat with a larger amount of lettuce, tomato, etc then I think you will be fine :)

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I just made this and put it in a green pepper like you suggested, AMAZING!!!!! Thank you so much for this recipe!!

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you're welcome. It's nice and filling. I haven't made it lately. I should try it again soon

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Hands-down, THHHEEEE BEST taco recipe. My 12 year old daughter (who is not raw, nor vegetarian) gave this her seal of approval!! Blows away other recipes with namo shoyu. I did add some cumin. GREAT WORK!!!

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12yo approves? Now THAT is success :)

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I was so down on the recipes I've been using lately. Either boring or they just didn't turn out like I hoped. Until tonight! Thank you for the boost! This recipe was AMAZING! Definitely keeping this as my go-to recipe when entertaining meat eaters. So good :)

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Awesome Kristine! Happy to be part of your boost :)

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Tried this tonight for dinner with raw sour cream. We dehydrated it lightly before serving it with corn tortilla, green leaf lettuce leaves, and some vegan cheddar cheese. I hope to find a raw tortilla recipe soon though it did bring it all together taste wise. Very good recipe! I added fresh garlic to mine. Thanks for posting!

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I like the idea of dehydrating. Never thought of that!

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Absolutely delicious! I made the first batch, tasted it and immediately began gathering the ingredients for a second batch! I added garlic and chipotle pepper to mine. My husband raved about it today :)

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Sounds deelish Kareen! Glad you like :)

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um, found this on pinterest and am doing a raw cleanse. am SO glad i found it, it's SUPER tasty. mine looks more red than brown but it had a really great flavor. glad to have found your site.

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Glad to have you here Tracey

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i made these tacos and added rehydrated red poblanos from my garden... topped with cashew sour cream, sprouts and fresh salsa soooo good!! my teenager and boyfriend loved them. thanks!!!

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Sounds DEEVINE!

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Hi Laura-Jane I just wanted to tell you I love all your recipes first off and that I was wondering if you cater?????

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Thank gosh no I don't cater and I never want to, lol

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This recipe looks yum, I really want to try it! What do you mean by soaked sundried tomatoes? When I buy them, they are always in a jar of olive oil or so. Will this do or do I need to take them out and wash them?

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Yes, that'll be okay to use. Just drain off the oil so they are not too wet and sloppy, but haven't them pre oiled like that is probably fine. You don't need to soak in this case because they are already soft and moist.

I usually by my sun-dried tomatoes totally dry (not soaked in any liquids) so that's why I suggested soaking.

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Hi Laura-Jane!
Oh WOW! I have dabbled with raw food for the past year, but really going for it now. Admittedly I am "weaning" myself onto it as my recipe repertoire improves! I won't be able to get a dehydrator for a while either ...

I just made this (had to mess with the quantities for just little old me!) and had it in corn tortillas (no dehydrator! But better than floury tortillas surely?!) with diced cherry tomatoes, cucumber and onion. It was absolutely delicious! I just went shopping and got some mushrooms ... going to try the soup tomorrow!

I am so thankful for this website! I was worried I would have to live off Raw Pasta forever, with the help of my trusty spiralizer, but I'm speedily learning new dishes so I have no excuse not to get my act together! Thanks Laura-Jayne!

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I am so glad you are enjoying them, Sarah!

Yes, wow, I agree the recipe repertoire is everything... It's the big difference between success and failure, IMO.

No worries about the dehydrator. There are lots of things you can do that are fun w/o one. But make sure you put one on your Christmas or birthday list. :)

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I sure will! I am going to get an empty jelly jar, tape the lid down, put a whole in the top and donate so much a month to The Rehome A Brand New Dehydrator Cause! Meanwhile I'll do my homework on recipes, so by the time that jelly jar gets cracked open I'll be an expert on what to DO with it!

My husband is a meat-eater, but eats a lot of vegetarian dishes which I make, so I am still getting to grips with buying for him and me in one trip to the store, and getting the right stuff, and enough for the week. I think I am getting there!

I will admit, I've been maybe 60-70% raw since Saturday, and already feeling better and I think some weight has disappeared too!

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Congrats on your results already, Sarah!

That's great that your husband will eat lots of veg dishes. Keep sneaking healthy stuff in there without telling him, if possible. :)

Love your jelly jar dehydrator fund. :) Keep pumping change into it :)

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I am so thankful that you have this recipe to share. Every night I cook non-raw food for my family and sometimes I find it hard not to want to try it too. Last night was especially difficult because I made tacos which used to be one of my favorite meals. I remembered seeing your taco meat post and I already had some of your corn and flax chips on hand so I quickly made the taco meat and chopped up some olives, tomatoes, and lettuce. It was perfect! Even better than I imagined and my craving for SAD tacos disappeared.

Thank you so much for sharing another fantastic recipe that helps everyone enjoy and appreciate raw food living!

-Ashlyn

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So glad you remembered and were able to enjoy your very own raw tacos :)

It must be tough doing the non-raw thing for your fam! Good luck and stay strong. Biggest trick is to know how to satiate your cravings with raw stuff, which it sounds like you are excelling at :)

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Thanks for posting this recipe. My mom and I loved it! We're new to the raw food world and this recipe is a great filling, hearty food with a nice flavor (so many possible ways to incorporate it). Looking forward to trying some of your other recipes including the casserole!!

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Glad you and your mom liked Michele

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I haven't tried this particular taco meat recipe, but with the sundried tomatoes, it looks far more exciting than the one I've been using.
I like to make "roasted" peppers (ala Ani Phyo) with Poblano peppers and use them as taco shells with cashew cheese, salsa and cilantro.

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Mmm never heard of those roasted peppers! Sounds tasty.

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NEWS BULLETIN: This taco stuff tastes realllllly good inside a green pepper!!!

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Great Idea for this recipe and it just opened an idea for me to expand on it to make raw vegan stuffed peppers. Your site is invaluable. I've been a vegan for almost three years, but I am new to raw vegan.

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Glad to be able to play a small role in getting your creative juices flowing Mary Anne!

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I'm about to make this for my family of four and was wondering how much the serving size is? Should I double it for four adults?

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Hi Stacy, yes double for fam of 4

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Thanks SO much. I did double it and wished I would have tripled it! My family absolutely LOVED it, even my boyfriend that was a big meat eater, he couldn't believe how much it tasted like meat..he's trying to do the juicing and raw diet with me and the girls and this recipe sure helped getting him on board :-) Making it again tonight. Its great on pizza too! Would love more of your recipes. Thanks again!!

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Interesting idea to put it on raw pizza! Might have to try that one Stacey :) Glad it was a hit with your fam :)

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This is why it's always important to read the comments.

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Lol

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I love the recipe, but was so dissapointed to see that you were married! I hope to find a raw foodist just like you one day. You are inspiring!

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You will find her one day, I promise! Perhaps not raw, but raw-supportive, yes! Love your site, checking it out now.

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I love walnut-based faux-meats but they get a little expensive if you make them too often, especially if you are using organic walnuts. So I've been working recently with this raw taco meat recipe which uses primarily sunflower seed (although still a little walnut for good measure). It's delicious, and even better I think when dehydrated.

Also, I definitely encourage adding cumin if you like that flavor. And cilantro too, mmmm :)

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It's weird. I can't stand cumin. Am I weird???? Love cilantro though! I'll have to try your recipe. I really enjoy trying new twists on old recipes.

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yes, you are weird :) that's probably my favorite spice, definitely in my top 3! i guess I won't invite you over for some tasty raw Indian food...

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I love Indian food and would love some raw Indian recipes

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Delicious, this is some raw food that I might be able to get my friends to eat :)

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Glad everyone is enjoying this recipe! :) Yes, it's tomato halves which is how they normally come. Though I've used smaller ones. You can use less or more of most of the ingredients, depending on your preference.

Great website, Laura-Jane. :)

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Wow. That looks delicious! Now I'm wishing I hadn't eaten those walnuts on my salads all last week. LOL

I'll definitely be making this one soon! YUM!

*smiles*
Michele

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Kevin, that sucks! I wonder, did I mean to write 1/4 teaspoon?? I haven't made this recipe lately so I can't recall the amounts. Please advise us as to whether you felt that the recipe called for too much spice.

And to answer you question, no I have not tried those taco recipes. If you try them, please come back and let us know which one you recommend.

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I picked up some sundried tomatoes today to try this recipe, but they came in tomato halves. When you say 10 sundried tomatoes, is that 10 sundried halves or 10 whole tomatoes worth (20 halves)?

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Hmm, great question! I'd never stopped to think about this before.

I took a look at my stash of sundried tomatoes, and I can't even really tell whether they are whole or half! I think they are halves. At any rate, they look a lot like these sundried tomatoes.

So, I think you are correct that what I really mean is ten "halves" of sun-dried tomatoes.

Does that make sense??

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Yep, that makes sense. Those look like halves as the seeds are exposed.

I gave the recipe a shot assuming 10 halves and it was difficult to get down - I had to use quite a bit of lettuce and tomatoes to mask the taste. I think I overdid the cayenne/chili powder.

Have you tried the "taco meat" recipe that calls for coriander and cumin?
http://goneraw.com/recipe/spicy-walnut-taco-meat

Or this one?
http://www.live-green-smoothie-diet.com/2009/04/genuinely-meaty-raw-taco...

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Now this is a recipe I've been searching for a long time, actually... I am also trying to learn how to make soft corn taco shells so I can make raw tacos for dinner. I LOVED tacos as a child and always got a thrill out of sinking my little teeth into a corn taco shell bursting with tomatoes, diced greens, onions, sour creme and spicey taco meat.

The idea of being able to enjoy a LIVING, Raw version of a favorite childhood food is very appealing, and dare I say it... acceptable! ;)

Thank YOU for sharing the recipe!

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